RAPIS 1 [JAXA]
RAPIS 1 (Rapid Innovative Payload Demonstration Satellite 1), also originally known as Innovative technology demonstration satellite 1, is a small demonstration satellite to test new technologies in space.
It tests a lightweight solar cell paddle mechanism to expand five panels in orbit. The size of the expansion is about 2 m × 3 m. It tests two objects: Whether the lightweight solar cell paddle is successfully deployed and wether the power from the solar cell is normally supplied after the paddle is deployed.
RAPIS 1 was launched on an Epsilon (2) CLPS rocket.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||498 km × 510 km, 97.30°|
|RAPIS 1||2019-003A||18.01.2019||Ka LP-M||Epsilon (2) CLPS||with ALE 1, Hodoyoshi 2, MicroDragon, OrigamiSat 1, AOBA-VELOX 4, NEXUS|